Sharon R. Arden of S. Chelmsford


Sharon Rose Arden, 71, of S. Chelmsford, MA died peacefully at her home Monday, June 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family, after a  long illness.
She was married to John E. Arden with whom she would have celebrated  their 40th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2018.
Born in Tiverton, RI, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and  Olivia Rocha.  She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in  Pawtucket RI, with the class of 1965. In 2005, she followed her dream and opened Trading Clothes of Chelmsford, which she owned and operated for many years.
Sharon loved spending  time with her family, enjoyed shopping and traveling.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Jamie Trinidade and  his wife, Tracey of Tewksbury, Christian Trinidade and Kathie Slowe of Chelmsford, and  Jonathan Arden and his wife, Melaney of Westford. Two sisters,  Nancy Burnette  and her late  husband, Julian of Bedford, VA, and Patricia
Rodricks and her late husband Leo of San Jose, CA; five grandchildren, Brett Bamford, Lexi, Rhen , and  John Paul Trinidade, and Danica Arden; as well as  many nieces and nephews.

Sharon is preceded by her brother Edward Rocha of VA.

At her request, there are no visiting hours. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Establishment. 75 Princeton Street, North Chelmsford, MA In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701, will be greatly appreciated. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


June 16, 2018
11AM - 3PM
The Establishment
75 Princeton Street
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
  1. Sheila M. Tucke says:

    I met Sharon at her store on Summer Street and it became a routine to visit, chat and shop. She had exceptional styling ability and would always be honest about whether a piece of clothing was a good choice or not for me. She would also listen to and be supportive of any particular stress going on in my life. She often spoke fondly about her children and grandchildren. She would tell me about what weekend activity was about to happen with one of them. She also would often have a grandchild working with her at the shop and she would be so thrilled with this. I have thought of her many times since she sold her business and miss her engaging, generous spirit. Sharon was a wonderfully giving, caring woman who deserves a special place in heaven.
    My sympathy to her husband who I would see most Saturdays and her family.
    Sheila M. Tucke

  2. Carole McCaul says:

    Dear Arden Family – we are so sorry for your loss. Sharon is a very classy lady, no doubt dressing everyone in Heaven. Many happy, peaceful memories to you. Take care of your broken hearts. With love, hugs and prayers, Carole (customer at her store on Chelmsford Street and Summer Street)

  3. Colleen Lyons says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Wife and Mother, Sharon. I will miss her dearly! I loved seeing her in her shop and talking about everything! She was a wonderful woman! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Pat DeYoung says:

    I am saddened to learn of Sharon’s passing. Sharon and I spent time chatting “just about everything” at Trading Clothes during those quiet times when I brought clothes for consignment. She had a first class shop and was a first class lady. May she rest in peace.

  5. Bill and Diane Gemmell says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Bill and I have so many happy memories of Sharon and her family starting when she and Bill worked together at Purity Surpreme many, many years ago through to Sharon and I having babies 38 years ago within days of each other. We hold the Arden’s and Trinidads in our hearts. May happy memories help you all through these tough times.

  6. Julie Hodges says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of you from your Virginia cousins.-Julie

  7. Pat Rodricks says:

    I am pained at the loss of my baby sister, Sharon, almost 4 years younger than I. It`s been a long, rough patch for her & her family. She is now at peace. Love to all of her wonderful family.

  8. Marie Cronin & Family. says:

    My condolences to the Arden & Trinidad families for your loss.

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